Rhagor - Opening our national collections

The Dialects of Wales

[image: Pembrokeshire dialect]

A collection of audio examples of dialect speech in the Welsh language, together with distribution maps of some dialect features. The recordings come from the archives of St Fagans National History Museum and the Department of Welsh, Cardiff University, two institutions which have been collecting and recording oral testimonies since the 1950s.

[image: Map showing the distribution of the 'narrow' a vowel]

Distribution of the 'narrow' a vowel in the Welsh dialects of mid and south-east Wales

[image: Welsh dialect words for gate]

Map showing distribution of Welsh dialect words for a gate